Volunteer at Saint Ambrose

Thank you for your willingness to give of your time and talent to our parish community! Know that you are part of a large group of volunteers that give of their gifts in order to pass on our Catholic faith to the youth of our parish, by serving as a disciple of Christ. It is only through the generosity of our parish family that we are able to provide all the ministries and services that we do.

We appreciate your efforts to comply with diocesan requirements to insure the safety of children in our various programs. Protecting God’s Children is both a privilege and responsibility – which we all share. If many do a little, no one has to do a lot, and our programs will be most effective to meet the needs of the youth in our parish. If you have any questions please contact anyone listed below.

Know that your generosity and commitment is truly appreciated!


Father Bob Stec

Lisa Cinadr
Day School Principal

Michele Sumner
VIRTUS Coordinator

Before you begin:

We have devised a handy checklist that will guide you through the process.  We ask that you please print it off (or pick up one at the Parish Life Center office).  As you move through the required steps, kindly check off that step on the list.

Download the Checklist

 Complete the Volunteer Steps

Fill out a volunteer application.  You can complete the application online, or download and print a copy.  Applications may also be picked up at the Parish Life Center office.  Please return paper applications to the front desk at the Parish Life Center office.

Online Application
Download Application
Register for a VIRTUS class session.  VIRTUS is designed to educate the attendee regarding issues surrounding child sexual abuse. St. Ambrose holds VIRTUS classes monthly.To sign up for a class, go to www.virtus.org and click on the registration button.

Verification of your attendance, if class not at St. Ambrose (certificate received at training session) must be delivered to Michele Sumner in the Parish Life Center office after completion of the training.

Once you have completed the VIRTUS Training, you will receive monthly email notices to read a bulletin from VIRTUS. These are very brief articles which require answering only one question. A record of your ongoing progress will be kept on the website for diocesan records. All VIRTUS-trained volunteers must be current with the online training bulletins.

If you have already taken the class, but have not registered, please do so immediately. All past and future classes will be visible once you have registered on-line. This ensures the diocese knows you have fulfilled your requirements. Be certain to list St. Ambrose Parish as your primary location when registering. [sep] When registering, please follow these steps:

  • Location: St. Ambrose School (if volunteering at the day school), St. Ambrose (if volunteering for PSR).  It is possible to select both locations.
  • Profile: parents/guardians, volunteers
  • Roles (see below):

Day School:

  • Library Aide
  • Volunteer


  • CLOW
  • Coaches
  • Confirmation Team
  • Girl Scouts
  • Good Shepherd Catechists
  • Local Administrator
  • Parent
  • Priest
  • PSR Catechist 1-5
  • PSR Catechist 6-8
  • RCIA team member
  • Scout leader
  • Special Ed. Program
  • Sun. Preschool Catechists
  • VBS Volunteer
  • Volunteer
  • Youth Ministry

Sign up for a background check by going to the background check sign up Quick link on the parish website. Once at Sign Up Genius, you do not need to create an account to schedule an appointment. If you have not been an Ohio resident for at least 5 years, you will need an FBI check as well. Both BCI and FBI checks can be done at the Parish Life Center. A valid driver’s license/I.D. is necessary when you come in for your appointment. There is a $30 fee per transaction for activities outside of the school or parish. If you have any questions, please call Michele Sumner at the Parish Life Center office for more information: (330) 460-7300.
Read the required Revised 2016 Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse from the Diocese of Cleveland.  There is an acknowledgement form at the end of the policy.  Please print it off, sign it and return it to the Parish Life Center or school.  Hard copies of the acknowledgement form are available at the Parish Life Center.
Read the required Revised 2016 Standards of Conduct for Ministry from the Diocese of Cleveland.  There is an acknowledgement form at the end of the policy.  Please print it off, sign it and return it to the Parish Life Center or school.  Hard copies of the acknowledgement form are available at the Parish Life Center.